You did not say what your "horrible choices" were, but it sounds like you knocked yourself clean out of ketosis and now you will have to wait for your body to get back in..
That is a real motivator to NOT go off plan for old-timers - we remember how horrible it was those first 3-4 days getting into ketosis and don't want to have to go through it again..
If you felt good that quickly the first few days I am guessing you will start to feel better in another day or so, just stick to the plan this time and let the ketosis work it's magic...
I agree with Vie. You are most likely going through getting into ketosis again. Sometimes when we restart Medifast it's not as easy...as we often do not have that "Gonna Do It NOW" attitude like we did on our first time. Restarting Medifast you know what to expect, and for many of us we dread it and our minds try to sabotage us with thoughts of food and goodies...which yes convince you this diet is hurting you by starving you.
Go get a big bottle of water, and get away from food sources for awhile. Evaluate why you want to lose this weight and what you are willing to do to achieve this. Using Medifast is a healthy way to lose weight, and you can do it if you have the will for it...
Thank you, it feels better when you know why something is happening. I think I'm going to pop a movie into the VCR while the boys are napping and do something nice for myself instead of doing something like laundry.it'll keep me out of the kitchen...
I agree with the above advise, but to help the symptoms, drink tons of water, try the dill pickle spears or a SF jello cup...
Staying out of the kitchen is definately a wise choice. Hang in there. The first days for me were definately not pleasant. That was way back last November. I stayed op and after the initial transition period things have gone very smoothly for me. One of the most important things for me has been being part of a challenge team.
Our team is in transition and I have just become leader. We would love to have you join us. It's easy, you just post your weight loss, exercise, and water weekly and post whenever you want. I found that by posting regularly team members could help me through the rough spots and celebrate my victories (small and large). Personal message me if you have questions or would like to join us.
Vie 20000.....what a stunning transformation.......you go girl....I am a newbie..this is my 3rd day.....et it pics like your before et after that have me motivated today to continue...et get moving with the exercise....You look like a "younger, thinner verson" of the lady at the top....Thanks so much for your inspiration......No one would ever think you had ever been overweight......Hurray!!!! Blondcanuk..
Hey oldtimers.....One big question....what on earth does the OP mean.....I have seen it often....need an explanation.....sorry...I am a newbie.... Blondcanuk..
OP= On Program.
Vie hit the nail on the head..
Hang in there, it WILL pass and it WILL get better and you'll be feeling fine again in no time. Drink a lot of water, that really does help...
Try having a cup of boullion mid morning and afternoon it should help with the hunger..
Joanne, Certified Health Coach..
The momentum really helps me between meals and keeping me on plan, also try not too wait to long between Medifast meals. Hang Tough!..
I was truly physically hungry for the whole first month when I began MF. But I kept taking looks in the mirror and that "reminded" me of WHY I just had to stick with it. Hang in there. IT will all be worth it...
Drinking water (I mean tons of it) and keep yourself busy, boredom is your enemy..
You have learned your lesson, I hope, getting into and out of ketosis would make you go thru this over and over again. Also, if you are about to make a poor choice because you are hungry have an extra shake. I eat extra protein, it works the same for me..